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What does Cayley mean?

Cayley Pronunciation of Cayley [cay-ley] as a name for girls has its root in Gaelic, and Cayley means "slim and fair; slender". Cayley is an alternate form of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Cayley is also a variation of Kaylee (Gaelic). See also Callie.

Associated with: gaelic, fair (beautiful), slender (little).


Cayley has 35 variants: Caela, Caila, Caileigh, Cailey, Cailie, Caleigh, Caley, Callie, Caylee, Cayleigh, Caylia, Caylie, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

3 more relations via Cayla, Kaylee: Cayleen, Kayleen and Kaylene.

Creative forms:
(female) Caytel, Celey, ..

(male) Cayder, Cayer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cayley Hazel (C.H.), ..

How popular is Cayley?

Cayley is an uncommon given name for females. Cayley is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cayley was first listed in 1998 and reached its highest position of #1994 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cayley outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Cailey, Caleigh (#1261 in 2015), Caley, Callie (#196), Cayla (#1731), Caylee (#840), Cayleigh, Caylie, Kaeli, Kailee (#812), Kaileigh, Kailey (#532), Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh (#1051), Kaley (#1233), Kalie, Kayla (#115), Kaylea, Kaylee (#61), Kayleen (#1328), Kaylei, Kayleigh (#326), Kaylene, Kayley (#1627), Kayli (#1790) and Kaylie (#551) are the popular variation forms of Cayley appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Cayley reached the top of their popularity in the year 1996 (adoption of 1.79%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.8%, 55.1%), with versions such as Kaley becoming less stylish. Callie and Kayleigh are two of the more fashionable birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayley, Cailey, Caleigh, Caley, Callie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayla, Caylee, Cayleigh, Caylie, Kaeli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylee, Kayleen, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kaylene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylee, Kayleigh outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cayley is alike in pronunciation to Cahlie, Cala, Calee, Calie, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callia, Cally, Coley, Colly, Kallee, Kalley, Kally, Kaly, Kaylah, Kaylha, Kaylla, Kealey, Kelley, Keyley, Keylley, Kiley, Kylee and Kyley. Other suggested similar names are Bailey, Bayley, Cacey, Cadey, Cailen, Cal, Calen, Callen, Carey, Carlee, Carley, Caryle, Casey, Cassey, Cayce, Caycee, Caycey (see Casey), Caye, Caylen, Caylyn, Cayse, Caysee, Caysey, Ceileh, Cele, Charley, Chayney, Chele, Cilly, Cleo, Cloey, Cole, Earley, Gayle, Halley, Haylee, Jaylee, Kaycey, Kayle, Kaylen, Kaysey, Layney, Marley, Maydey (see Maida), Railey, Raley, Rawley, Ryley, Salley and Talley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cayley.

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